Indie pop trio Twiceyoung and their intricate, layered songcraft fill the hole where Copeland used to be. Singer and guitarist Tyler Laspopoulos, bassist Seth Lourdon, and drummer Zac Myers produce about as much sound as can be made by three people, but much less noisily than that phrase seems to imply. Their harmonies are truly beautiful, conveying the sorts of universally identifiable lyrics that have made bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Lydia so successful, floating over instrumentals perfectly conducive to the sort of convulsive sing- and dance- alongs such bands so often inspire. If you ever had a PureVolume account, this just might be your new favorite band.
Though their debut EP was recorded at Attic Studios in Harrisburg, PA, the band has since relocated to Nashville. Exhibiting the sort of professional savvy one expects from Music City artists, they are beginning to experiment with the more electronic sounds of the moment for forthcoming new material while distributing their current music for free in exchange for e-mails and ZIP codes on NoiseTrade. The data artists accumulate about their audience through such methods is invaluable, to say nothing of the increased distribution and market penetration power free music has demonstrated since Lil’ Wayne’s torrential vomit of mixtapes conquered the Internet. With videos like “Acacia”, which insightfully captures the eternal adolescence preoccupation of all that is currently ‘hip’, Twiceyoung continue to establish themselves as artists to watch before even announcing their second EP. Grab their debut over at NoiseTrade or Bandcamp, give them a tip, and look forward to seeing how they take this sound into the future.
By Dave Fox | Philadelphia Ambassador | @philosofoxthedj | Beat-Play and Music Without Labels, LLC